October 22, 2018

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Land Use/Zoning

The bike trail: Dead or alive?

The vote on the trail, conceived as the first leg of a 6-mile multi-use path between Washington and Sperryville, capped nearly three hours of heated public comment from more than 50 county residents. The vote required RappTrails to deliver an irrevocable letter of credit or some other guarantee that taxpayer money will not be used to build the trail. […]

Elections

Campaign bucks into the homestretch

To date, the Cockburn campaign has raised $2.436 million, which it said is “nearly triple” the amount raised by the candidate’s Republican opponent, Denver Riggleman, although the latter didn’t enter the race until this past summer. […]

Letters to the Editor

Health issues this midterm election

The immense tax cuts that the Republicans have given the corporations have not resulted in wage increases for ordinary Americans, but they sure have caused the deficit to balloon. Congressional candidate Denver Riggleman follows the Republican line in saying he will slash that deficit. How? Their plan is to force a cut in spending on Social Security and on Medicare. […]

Comment

Here’s what we’re going to do

UCOR’s mission will only succeed and work effectively through a large and diverse membership, which is why we also recently launched our campaign to recruit new members to join our ranks. Amazingly, more than 100 like-minded citizens have responded. […]

Letters to the Editor

Those who make America strong

This is the America that makes us strong. This is the America that Leslie Cockburn believes in. She believes in comprehensive immigration reform, not a wall. She believes in honoring our commitments. She believes in affordable education for all. She will work for everyone in the 5th, not just those who support her. […]

Photos

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival

Thousands of people flocked Saturday and Sunday to the 49th Annual Apple Harvest Festival at Graves Mountain Lodge, featuring children’s activities, hayrides (for those who found their way out of the hay maze), untold numbers of crafts and food vendors, bluegrass music, and apples galore. […]

Health/Fitness

Physical therapy: A helping hand for cancer survivors

Not only should you be educated about the possible adverse effects of concurrent radiation and chemotherapy treatments, but findings indicate that you should employ exercise throughout your course of treatment to help minimize these effects. A physical therapist can help you develop a program to help maintain your strength, endurance and balance prior to surgery. […]

Photos

Family portrait — so to speak

The Fuller Family of Woodville has expanded their always creative Halloween display of creepy creatures, to include this year green and purple-haired witches, the latter’s bony fingers clutching an enormous toad to be stirred into the witches’ brew (you will recall in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” the witches added a toad). […]

Gardening

Garden Club continues 66-year tradition

Tis the season to get ready — and while you are not likely thinking about the holidays yet, the members of the Rappahannock County Garden Club surely are. The club is preparing to launch its 66th “Greens Workshop” where they make and decorate wreaths, swags, garlands and centerpieces — for sale to the community. […]

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Local Events This Week

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  • Bel Canto Rehearsals

    October 23, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Piedmont Episcopal Church, 214 Church St, Madison, VA 22727, USA
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  • Amissville Methodist Harvest Party

    October 26, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • Fairy Tale Walk

    October 26, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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